ERIC Number: ED431473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Governance.
Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.
This report presents the findings of the state legislature's Management Audit Committee's review of the structure and governance of community colleges in Wyoming, as requested by the Legislature's Management Council in September 1998. In trying to answer questions about the structure of community college governance, the tensions present in the system, and the policy implications, the committee reviewed relevant statues and historical documents, visited each campus and conducted interviews, and carried out an extensive review of the literature. The community colleges are governed by a two-tier system comprised of a local district board and a statewide Community College Commission. The committee found that conflict abounds within this two-tiered system of governance, and that the governing structure is faltering. The committee recommends that the legislature should provide policy guidance and clarification of the core issue: What are the state's priorities and desired outcomes for community colleges, and who will play what role in delivering these outcomes? The committee's findings are presented in seven chapters: (1) background information; (2) tension in state community college system governance; (3) community college system governance (4) community college funding; (5) program approval, review, and termination; (6) management information system; and (7) decisions about the college system. The report also includes agency responses from Wyoming community colleges as well as descriptive information on community college certificates and degrees granted, credit headcounts by county, higher education governance structures, and listings of programs terminated, approved, and offered by colleges. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.